How-To: Prevent Flat Tyres
There’s nothing worse than that squishy feeling in your tyre when you’re out on a ride. That’s why Geoff Ballard is here to run us through his favourite products to help prevent flats.
1 & 2. Ballard’s Heavy duty tubes – These are available in 2mm & 4mm thicknesses so they’re much thicker than a standard tube (usually 1.3mm).
3. Tube saddle – The tube saddle is a sheath that sits around the tube between the rim and the tube. It’s super light and adds an extra layer to help reduce pinch flats.
4. Run tubeless – These weigh in at just under a kilogram and are very hard to get pinch flats with. You just have to keep an eye on the pressure.
5. Run Mousse tyres – Lightweight and impossible to get a flat with. However, can be hard to get the right sizing and can be harder to manipulate into the tyre. Which leads us to the next tool to help…
6. Ballard’s tyre changing tool – To assist in making mousse tyre changes a piece of cake. These tools get a lot of feedback for their ease of use and can turn an unenjoyable job into an easy one.
All products featured here are available to purchase from MXstore. Free shipping is offered on all orders over $20, and if you get your order in before 2pm on a weekday, it will be dispatched that day, meaning you’ll receive it as quickly as possible.